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right now it's kind of -- it's a sad time for us so we are just trying to get this neighborhood back together. >> reporter: that seems to be what is the hardest part. a lot of residents grasping what happened and now trying to move forward and go on with this clean-up effort. a massive clean-up effort. and as you can imagine, there's been a lot of rattled nerves and with it comes a lot of false alarms. in fact, one that happened today, a second school was evacuated after teachers reported smelling gas in their classrooms. this time at crestmoor elementary school in san bruno. a pg&e spokesman said there was no indication of a gas leak, although classes were cancelled. officials say the smell was likely caused by a heater turned on. pg&e says they have been receiving more calls since the pipeline explosion. now, the environmental health services met with residents today in san bruno. it was a closed meeting. a lot of questions the residents had were, what are we going to do with the clean-up, who is going to pay? the county has a couple of options. they can foot the bill or the county
have called mcdonald's. they said they are working on a response. they haven't got back to us yet. >> mike, last night were you talking to us about the dollar men usual mcdonald's in the haight. now -- is this just bad timing for mcdonald's, these days? >> >> reporter: well, i don't know. good point. i guess mcdonald's has so many restaurants and it's such a big company and target that they are getting picked on in lots of different areas and i guess the bay area has two in a row. >> yeah. and i don't know how many hundreds of billions served. but lost track. all right, mike sugerman in walnut creek, thank you so much. >>> other headlines around the bay area, the suspected gang member charged with shooting a fremont cop went before the judge. dozens of bay area cops watched the arraignment this afternoon of andrew barrientos. police say he confessed to shooting todd young. he was one of two men trying to arrest him on a warrant. young is in serious but stable condition. barrientos didn't enter a plea. >>> hp is trying to stop mark hurd from working at rival oracle. hurd left hp la
. but this all that burned-out rubble anne makovec shows us some people are finding hope. >> it's not really worth saving but we did anyway >>> reporter: the only decipherable items left over from their three-bedroom home now fit in this box. >> like there are baseball cards in here and so i don't know why we took this. but we did. or an old yearbook, something like that. >> reporter: one week after the gas explosion decimated their neighborhood, the family suited up in hazmat gear to sift through the rubble that was once their home on glenview drive. >> it's like -- it's kind of like going to, i don't know, a cemetery. just everything was dead, you know? no life left to it. >> reporter: what was that life, the digging through rubble? >> it kind of felt like, you know, i don't know, like you weren't going to anything. that's the hard thing, is you're digging and you have so much stuff. >> reporter: adam and his mother mary weren't home at the time of the explosion. but dad greg was and barely escaped. he was badly burned when i got the chance to meet with him the day after the blast. he has
was so powerful, the usgs tonight tells us it registered as if it were a magnitude 1.3 earthquake at 6:11 last night. now, there are a number of stories, of course, coming out of this neighborhood today. some of them tragic, some of them absolutely amazing. ann notarangelo has the story of one man, it's just unbelievable. >> reporter: a lot of amazing stories as you know. four people confirmed killed in this explosion at least for now. the coroner's office says, though, they are waiting for the dental records to make positive identifications on those victims. 52 people injured in thi so far, four of those firefighters. 15 people were taken to local hospital by ambulance, the rest got there on their own. one man that allen was referring to is greg who lived at 100 glenview drive and has lived to tell an unbelievable story starting with when heard the explosion. >> all of a sudden, i was just walking and my floor completely came -- wood floors went like -- exploded up, threw me against the wall. after it threw me, i got up, went to the back door, and i looked at the back door and i saw m
additional resources just west of us. not sure what that street is. >> you can hear chaos, confusion, over what exactly sparked that fireball. but it wasn't until hours later after lives and homes were lost that we learned it was a pipeline explosion. tonight we're hearing from those first responders about what exactly they faced. firefighters from 20 department came in to help. 18 minutes after they arrived, the fire reached six alarms. john ramos on how they described the inferno. >> i was off duty at the time. i was at my son's baseball practice when my wife and i saw the explosion. and i turned to her and she look right at me and she said go. and i told her i would call her when i could >>> reporter: most people ran from the inferno that night but as always, there are those whose job it is to run toward it. some of them told their stories today. >> initially, we're thinking that a jet airplane went down from san francisco airport and then when the second call came in for south city fireworks i perjury was thinking it might be a terrorist thing. >> reporter: when the explosion happened
, the officer was essentially invited to use scare straight tactics and there were no objections to the lecture or handcuffing. everything was done in the spirit of reaching a troubled young man headed down the wrong path. why did the boy's mother file a case with internal affairs? >> the fact that the mother went to this as a result of this indicates this was not consensual. in other words, the parents didn't want their son handcuffed that this police officer stepped way over the like and abused his authority. >> reporter: sex between minors is a misdemeanor. so this officer could have gone over and issued a citation perhaps against this 15-year- old boy under that statute. however, juliette, it's a very gray area here. if that officer had doesn't intent of -- had the intent of arrest or citing that boy, then he should have followed through on that. the fact that he didn't, he took the handcuffs off and left, made this potentially a false imprisonment. san jose police have a policy of not allowing officers to intervene in cases in which they are intimately involved such as having a daughter o
tell us about that? >> story. >> reporter: can you explain what kind of caregivers they are? deleon's own mother was one of the people evacuated by the neighbors and firefighters who joined in the good samaritan effort. they drove the women to the hospital in their own cars. none were seriously injured. >> i have always taught my kids, help people when you can. you know? and if anybody ever says anything, oh, you know, what can i do for you helping me, pass the favor along. >> reporter: as you saw from the piece, the owner of the home was not in a very talkative mood, allen so we don't know exactly what the status of those two caregivers is at the moment. but san mateo county officials are asking for an investigation into what happened. they are also going to be recommending a commendation for bob, bobby and others who helped in the situation. >> absolutely. questions that need answers. all right, len ramirez thank you. >>> tough questions about pg&e and the safety of its bay area pipelines. simon perez has the story. >> reporter: a mile section of pipe just north of here in san br
of curve is throwing some drivers off on highway 101. syme sume joins us from the newsroom to tell us what's behind the provocative billboard. >> reporter: if the purpose of an ad is to catch your attention this one definitely does it but how appropriate is it when the language is out there for all to see? >> reporter: the massive ad stands out on the side of 101 heading south through downtown san francisco. it's part of levi's campaign to show women come in not only different sizes but also different shapes. hence, the tag line. all asses were not created equal. >> i don't have a problem with it. >> come on, they are using the word asses now as a -- ad word. so, you know, is that appropriate? >> reporter: a spokesman says levi's chose the language because in worldwide surveys it reflects how women talk about their jeans. however, she refused to answer whether levi's considered the language appropriate for children to hear. >> it's inappropriate for all ages, i would think. i think we start to get desensitized to what is appropriate and what i would like my 5-year-old and my 8- year-old t
there in the spotlight. >>> today the two candidates for u.s. senate debated each other. this is the second debate for democrat barbara boxer and republican carly fiorina. the first was earlier this month in moraga. now this time the debate was held on public radio. fiorina says boxer was an ineffective legislator who has accomplished very little during her 28 years in the senate. boxer fired back saying, fiorina's budget recommendations would be a disaster for california. >>> we have breaking news. late today the state supreme court prevented what would have been california's first execution in nearly five years. convicted killer albert greenwood brown was scheduled to be put to death tomorrow. but justices unanimously denied a request by the state to begin using new procedures for lethal injection. now the state won't be able to execute brown until next year. that's because california's supply of a lethal injection drug expires on friday. the new supply isn't due to arrive until next year. brown was convicted in 1982 for the rape and murder of a 15- year-old girl in southern california. >>> nob
to be 40 feet deep. and while people use their eyes and hands, a dog is using its nose. back live now to chopper 5, the searchers again will be back tomorrow morning and work through tomorrow and possibly even for the day after depending on what they find if anything. frederick sales was last seen a week ago yesterday. we are told that his car has been found. no one is saying where or weather. inside it no signs of a struggle. in contra costa county, i'm sherry hu. >>> efren valdemoro is the man suspected in the disappearance of frederick sales as well as the murder of sales' father. police had been called to break up a fight between those three men back on august 22. it was at the hercules home owned by cindy tran and rented to the saleses. a beaten up valdemoro vowed to press charges. but before legal action was taken, ricardo's body was found and frederick went missing. valdemoro was shot and killed by the chp tuesday night in richmond after a high-speed chase. >>> and police say valdemoro had kidnapped and strangled his ex-girlfriend, cindy tran. tonight in vallejo, family and fri
it might be more ominous than that. >> in the past, we found that soap has been used as weapons. they will put bars in socks and swing it at people they want to injure. additionally, there have been occasions where they will soap up the floor so that the deputies will slip and fall when they are responding to an emergency. >> reporter: so the inmates of k-pod, mostly members of the norteno street gang, stopped eating to get the jail to change its policies. >> we found the trash cans full of candy and cookie wrappers and other items they have been purchase on the jail commissary. >> reporter: no one is in any health danger, the commander says, and officials say they have no plans to change the policy. they are not sweating it. and here's what we're talking about. bob barker soap. the price is certainly right, it's 90 cents. but this is a different bob barker. this is pretty much institutional soap. they sell all over. it's only 90 cents, the cheapest of the three that them. the officials say you can put contraband in here. that's another reason that don't want so many bars of soa
inside of it, yet at this point they have not been able to release to us exactly what his connection was. >> all right. bottom line here is we have this house in hercules where they have found, they say, a second body. >> reporter: that's right. >> all right. joe vazquez, in the newsroom, thank you for the update. we'll of course be bringing you new information as soon as we get it here into the newsroom at cbs 5. >>> well, we have learned today that a bay area woman who spent more than a year in a jail in iran is going to be coming home. sarah shourd is one of three hikers all uc-berkeley alums that iran accused of spying. simon perez at uc-berkeley and what may be behind this sudden move. simon. >> reporter: well, allen, the families are really taking a wait-and-see attitude with this announcement. they don't want to get their hopes up too high too soon. >>> reporter: the iranian government has confirmed its plan to release 31-year-old sarah shourd, who has been kept in solitary confinement for more than a year. sarah's mother norah didn't walk to talk to the media as she left her sist
. >> reporter: the emergency room texting program is also used in hospitals in texas, florida and southern california. but doctors here in san jose say it makes sense to use the technology here because we are in the heart of silicon valley. >> thank you, sharon chin. >>> right now, we're watching a developing story on the peninsula. fire crews are mopping up after a fire broke out at the san carlos airport. several engines responding to this one. we can tell you the fire was reported inside one of the hangars. in the last few minutes we have seen fire crews focusing on the roof of the hangar. the fire was called in at 4273 this afternoon. it is fortunately well under control. >>> a south bay city college has issued a safety alert after a female student reported being attacked in the school's parking garage. san jose city college police say the incident happened tuesday afternoon. the victim says she was walking to her car when a man grabbed her from behind and swung her against the wall. she says the suspects then grabbed her by the hips and pushed his body against hers. she was able to ge
, there are dozens of walnut creek neighbors who say what about us? the benefits go to pleasant hill and the traffic goes to walnut creek. >> reporter: neighbors don't want to be overrun by the smell of fast food the potential for garbage, the exhaust from cars along the wall and the traffic. >> worst-case scenario we expect 1200 to 1500 cars coming through in n out and many will take a shortcut through our neighborhood because people already do. >> reporter: it's true that while 680 is justs across the street, get there is is easiest if you use side streets. the same streets now used by children on their bikes. simple enough concerns but remember these are walnut creek residents fighting pleasant hill's city hall. >> it's irrelevant to us where it is. we would have the same issues. >> reporter: the pleasant hill city planner says the city trying to bend over backwards to address the neighbor's traffic worries. >> i think it's certainly a valid concern. and we're going to try to work with all the parties to, you know, come up with a design that minimizes that concern. >> reporter: some option inclu
-davis to show us what jerry brown and meg whitman hope to accomplish >>> reporter: they are filing into the venue to hear the candidates state where they plan to lead california. >>> reporter: political analysts say each candidate has unique challenges. for the 72-year-old brown it's a matter of convincing voters he is the right man to be governor again. brown has spent the past four decades in politics, including two terms as governor from 1975 to 1983. he must prove to voters that experience is an asset and will help him solve the state's problems rather than a liability, a sign he is out of touch with regular voters and without any real-world experience. conversely, whitman the former ceo of ebay must show her lack of experience is not a liability. the 54-year-old claims her business acumen is just the remedy for sacramento's seemingly endless run of budget deficits and political gridlock but some wonder whether this is the time to hire a political novice to the state's top job given that few problems were solved the last time that was tried. budget deficits have increased under
learning a little more about valdemoro and what they are telling us is that they are finding out he didn't have a permanent address. we live in someone's home here in vallejo, someone else's in hercules. when he was living in that apartment complex where he didn't pay the run and was evicted he lived with cindy tran and over their apartment complex every now and then a woman would come in claiming she was his mom saying, where's my cadillac? have you seen my escalade? it turns out that that woman is one of the victims that was found in a house here in vallejo today. so allen, they are trying to put all these pieces together. they don't believe it's his mom but she would refer to herself as his mom. there is a clique the folks here involved in this that apparently would go gambling together allen, and they had a relationship, it's just not clear what they were at this point. >> joe vazquez in vallejo, thank you. i have more pieces to this puzzle. perhaps the only person who could provide some of the clues as to what happened is in custody. 72-year-old charles rittenhouse owns that vallejo
us with 100% certainty the number of people missing. >>> today at st. cecilia's catholic church, 8th graders mourn the loss of their classmate and school president,. >> she was a young lady everyone knew and loved and so we are trying to help the children deal with sadness, anger, confusion. >> reporter: she and her mother jackie were home when the pipeline exploded and are two of the four the coroner confirmed died. the others are 20-year-old jessica morales and chris torres said his 18-year-old mother elizabeth is one of the deceased. >> they haven't identified her yet. >> she has been missing for three days they have had her body at the morgue. >> reporter: then there are the injured, four burn patients remain at st. francis memorial their injuries range from critical to serious all are in stable condition. a spokeswoman said that in itself is good news. sf general is treating four patients the most serious a man in his 50s with burns in critical condition a woman in her 80s. another in her 60s serious condition suffering from smoke inhalation and a woman in her 80s with burns is
as heavy as lead and it's used in aircraft counterweights, medical radius shields and armor-penetrating ammunition. rittenhouse worked at goodrich in fairfield. the company there described him as a 16-year employee in good standing who worked on chemicals for equipment that helped pilots eject from jets. the company says it does not use uranium. the other body was found inside the home and what has investigators so disturbed is that when they showed up, the stench was over whelming. the flies swarming. >> when he was advised that they located the bodies in the residence, his reaction is not one what one would believe a normal person would react. >> reporter: in the driveway we found a car with rittenhouse's in the back. piles of books in the back about sex including parisian frolics, tale of a french gentleman who whiled away the days in many a parisian house of delight, lascivious scenes at the convent where mother an best oversees a flock of 25 pretty young ladies eager to experience the ways of the world. and the amorous adventures of a japanese gentleman, three fortunate
whatever it takes to serve our veterans as well as they have served us. this is a sacred trust. that's why we've already made one of the largest increases in funding for veterans in decades. we're treating the signature wounds of today's wars: post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, while providing the health care and benefits that all of our veterans have earned. and we're found ago post-9/11 give bill that helps our veterans and their families pursue the dream of a college education. just as the g.i. bill helped those who fought world war ii-- include mig grandfather-- become the backbone of our middle-class sod so today's men and women must have the chance to apply their gifts to expand the american economy. it's part of ending a war responsibly, standing by those who fought it. you know, two weeks ago america's final combat brigade in iraq, the army's 4th striker brigade, journeyed home in the pre-dawn darkness. thousands of soldiers and hundreds of vehicles made the trip from baghdad. the last of them passing into kuwait in the early morning hours. over seven years
to be considered. ann notarangelo joins us now with the governor's decision. she tells us the governor's decision comes after a state judge refused to block the execution, right, ann? >> reporter: exactly, right julie. it's unclear what's going to happen with the governor's delay because i was doing some research found that in 2003 the governor did call the death penalty a necessary and effective deterrent. also in 2005, he held a private clemency hearing for stanley tooky williams but he let that execution go on and continue as williams was put to death. but albert greenwood brown appealed today in front of marin county judge and was denied. she said that an execution could continue. >>> reporter: in marin county, lawyers representing death row inmates argued about a technicality in the death penalty. said the revised lance ito protocol violates a california law on procedures for new regulations. the 56-year-old brown raped and murdered a 15-year-old southern california girl in 1982. judge adams rejected brown's reprieve and directed the case to the ninth circuit court of appeals. >> mr. brown
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